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>>> disgust and distrust. okinawans react to a case of alleged sexual assault involving u.s. servicemen and wonder how it will affect the realignment of american forces in japan. people in okinawa have lived with u.s. military bases in their backyard for decades. american forces are supposed to protect them, and the rest of japan in the event of a threat. but many okinawans aren't feeling so safe around u.s. servicemen right now. two navy personnel are accused of raping a woman. the case could further strain japan/u.s. security ties. investigators say the men attacked the women before dawn tuesday on a street in the central part of okinawa's main island. they say the suspected raped and injured her and then made off with some of her personal belongings, including her bag, mobile phone, and some of her clothes. the servicemen arrived in okinawa sunday and were supposed to leave for guam tuesday. okinawa governor hirokazu nakaima met john roos at the american embassy in tokyo. nakaima expressed grave concern the matter could irreparably damage trust between okinawa and the u.s
>>> curfew order. all u.s. forces in japan face an unprecedented nighttime restriction after two navy sailors are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. welcome to nhk world "newsline." american military personnel in japan will be watching the clock for the foreseeable future. their commanders imposed a temporary curfew following a case of rape in okinawa involving two u.s. servicemen. the order applies to all of the nearly 40,000 american military personnel stationed across the country. nhk world reports. report. >> reporter: the commander of u.s. forces in japan made the announcement in tokyo. >> under u.s. paycom commander authority i am immediately issuing a curfew to all military personnel in japan both temporary and assigned. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella says the curfew will be in place from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. it will apply to all u.s. forces in japan, including those who come here for a short time. the decision follows the arrests earlier this week of two u.s. navy sailors. they are accused of raping a woman in okinawa. the pair is being held at the japane
and members to the staff of the site. they used the plant's emergency response center to communicate by video link with the agency's headquarters in tokyo. they rehearsed measures to evacuate the village and ensure the safety of its residents. >>> turkish commanders are mobilizing armored vehicles along the border with syria. they have been increasing their security since an attack on a border down. the turkish government action follows a second straight of artillery strikes by its military. those forces were retaliating for a syrian mortar attack on on the town of akcakale. the border attacks killed five civilians including a woman and her three children. prime minister recep tayyip erdogan says turkey would never want to start a war, but he said nobody should test turkey's determination to protect their borders. the united nations security has expressed concern about the situation along the border. it issued a statement denouncing the mortar attack. >> the members of the security council condemn in the strongest terms the shelling by the syrian armed forces. >> the statement says the shelli
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, who arrived in japan on thursday, is in charge of u.s. policies on east asia. he said he met with china's vice foreign minister in the u.s. before leaving for japan. >> we talked about the importance of relations between china and japan are restored and improved, and that is in the best interests of not just the peoples but the countries and everyone in the asia-pacific, including the united states. >> campbell is scheduled to meet with japanese officials to discuss bilateral cooperation on situations in east asia. >>> we interviewed a prominent british analyst on how he sees japan/china relations at the moment. professor michael clarke is director general at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies. >> for european, we understand the issue, i think, of the islands. we understand the delicacy of the issue. but it is a problem that can be similar disputes all around the world, and they will flare up from time to time. the most important thing from tokyo's point of view is not to allow too many precedents to be set on eit
, but they didn't. it means they were up to something by using this course. >> so according to what you think, you don't think this action is normal. now, what do you think are the intentions of china, then? >> yes. we have to consider about the two divisions. one is the central government, central china deciding plot this course, it means they want to see or understand the japanese reaction not only from government or from -- of course also from the society. one more thing is they of course want to show their presence in this area. navy vessel is quite different from the civilian vessel. navy vessel, the meaning is quite different. and one another is the independent operation by lower-level command. they want to appear to central patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. t patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangeroul to patriot action, patriot feeling. so it is much more dangerous. >> so they may be acting independently from what the central government is telling them. do you think there are any possibilities that the dispute between japan and china will actu
chinese name. it also said the u.s. and japan crafted back room deals to give the japanese government administrative control over senkaku. it calls the alleged agreement illegal and invalid. the government-controlled "china daily" ran similar advertisements last week in "the new york times" and "the washington post." japanese officials launched a protest against the newspapers for printing the ads. the foreign minister koichiro gemba has indicated japanese authorities will increase their efforts to assert their position on the islands to the international community. >> something like information warfare is under way. we need to appeal to the international community even though the status of our country on the island does not change. >> gemba added the japanese government sees no dispute over their sovereignty. and the latest standoff at sea around the senkaku islands is over. four chinese patrol ships left japanese territorial waters. they entered the area earlier in the day and navigated there for several hours. japan coast guard crews spotted the marine surveillance vessels at midda
. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, debated the economy, health care, and the role of government. their debate took place in colorado, one of the battleground states that could decide the election next month. nhk world's mami mochizuki reports from denver. >> reporter: this could turn out to be the most scrutinized event in the election. the first televised debate ahead of the november vote. for both candidates, risks are high. >> president obama and governor romney. [ applause ] >> reporter: americans got their first chance to size up the candidates side by side. they've watched the incumbent for four years. barack obama came into office promising to lead a turnaround. but economy growth has been sluggish. still, he leads in a number of polls, but only just. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families. now, that's not my analysis. >> reporter: mitt romney has tried to make the case that his business experience prepares him to lead a recovery. but
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in the u.s. northeast are facing an onslaught of heavy rain and strong wins from hurricane sandy as it pushes inland. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. some residents of new york city have been forced to evacuate and officials have shut down the city's mass transit. the storm is unusually large in diameter and is likely to pound a wide area for several days. the hurricane forced evacuation of some 370,000 residents from areas near the sea and new york city. officials have there have suspended subway and bus services. sandy is disrupting corporate activity with many companies not opening for business. none of the theaters on the city's famous broadway will be running performances on monday. the u.n. headquarters will be closed and the new york stock exchange will stop all trading on monday. internet trade willing also be suspended. we'll have more information on the hurricane from rash el ferguson of our weather team later in the program. >>> with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidentia
developed a theory on so-called matching methods. professor alvin used shapley's theory to clarify market functions. the academy says the two economists have achieved outstanding economic engineering. >>> a former syrian opposition leader says the u.n. and arab league envoy may take a new approach to ending the civil war. burhan ghalioun says lakhdar brahimi wants to send in thousands of peacekeepers. government and opposition forces have been fighting for a year and a half. ghalioun said brahimi hopes to deploy at least 3,000 armed peacekeepers. 300 unarmed u.n. monitors were forced to leave the country in august. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the northern city of aleppo and the central city of homs. human rights activists say more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria since the uprising began in march of last year. they say more than 300,000 have fled to neighboring countries. brahimi plans to visit damascus this week to present his proposal to president bashar al assad. brahimi visited a longtime ally of syria to look for help in ending the crisis.
. >>> barack obama has served as an example in hiss campaign's effort to get out the vote. the u.s. president stopped at a polling station near his home in chicago. campaign strategists for both obama and opponent mitt romney say early voting could be a decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. e usualed his supporters to exercise their rights before election day, november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 presidential election. votes cast early accounted for about 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out if the you need to take time off from work, figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed to 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. >>> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% support among likely voters. that's the first time he's hit that mark. pollsters for abc news and "the washington post" surveyed about 1,400 likely voters from sunday through wednesday. 50% of re
the plant. the town uses the funds to build public schools and run hospitals. the resumption is expected to create new jobs. across the street from ohma is the city of hakodate. it opposes the restart. parts of the municipalities are within 30 kilometers of the plant. residents are worried about safety. hakodate's mayor says the project should be frozen indefinitely. he says the city plans to take legal action to stop it. >> translator: our city is considering a lawsuit. i want to prepare quickly. >> industry minister yukio edano says power companies should bear the primary responsibility of winning approval of local municipalities for resuming construction of nuclear plants. he says this remains unchanged from before last year's disaster. >>> members of japan's nuclear regulation authority say they'll examine the ohma plant using new safety standards. they say they won't allow the facility to operate unless it meets the requirements. >>> unemployment in the 17-nation eurozone remained at record highs in august. the european union statistics agency said the jobless rate remained at 11.4%
to locking down votes. the u.s. presidential candidates wrapped up their third and final debate ahead of the november 6th election. they sparred over foreign policy and their discussion touched on everything from the situation in the middle east to relations with china. nhk world's anthony izaki reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: it started with a handshake, but the friendliness ended there. president barack obama and mitt romney spent the next 90 minutes to both outwit and outmaneuver each other. obama highlighted the foreign policy achievements of his administration over the past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accused obama of making the united states appear weak immediately after taking office. >> the president beg
similar advice for chinese leaders. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns wants them to resolve the senkaku dispute diplomatically rather than by making the threats or using force. burns met in beijing with chinese foreign minister yang jiechi. he reportedly told yang the united states will not take sides on the issue, something american officials have said repeatedly in recent weeks. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports yang reiterated his country's stance on the dispute. chinese maintain the uninhabited islands are part of their territory. analysts see this latest comment as a message to the u.s. to stay out of the matter. >>> dozens of politicians in japan have done something their neighbors in south korea and china feel opens an old wound. two cabinet ministers and nearly 70 other lawmakers visited the yasukuni shrine. the site honors japan's war dead, including major war criminals. the lawmakers are mainly from the ruling democratic party and the main opposition liberal democratic party. transport minister yuch row hata and yukio shimoji were among them. >> i signed
their cars. the u.s. and the european union slapped economic sanctions on syria, including a ban on imports of oil. gas prices are about 50% higher than they were three months ago. >> translator: gas prices have skyrocketed, and the quality is poorer. >> reporter: citizens long for a ceasefire that might bring them stability. government and opposition forces have been reluctant to lay down their arms. some are hoping they might start with a temporary truce and then build on that. sho beppu, nhk world, damascus. >>> egypt's president mohamed morsi promised to tackle problems that affect people's daily lives during his first 100 days in office. now that he's passed that milestone, egyptians are paying close attention and assessing his performance. nhk world's yu kobayashi has more from cairo. >> reporter: this website shows the status of the new president's program. it's become the most popular website in egypt. the site was set up by two egyptians in their 20s. members of the public use the site to evaluate the progress of morsi's policies. the site receives 6,000 to 10,000 hits a day. >> tr
. the purchase would spawn a global telecom giant. the negotiations are going on as the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is growing worldwide. sprint nextel has more than 56 million subscribers. nhk sources say softbank executives are in negotiations to acquire two-thirds of the total shares. softbank's total investment is expected to reach about $12.8 billion. both firms are providers for apple's iphones and both use a high-speed wireless communications protocol called lte or long-term evolution. the stronger yen is believed to be a factor in softbank's consideration in aspiring to buy sprint nextel. softbank executive are amay or may notally hoping to vastly expand their network in the u.s. where the market is showing considerable growth. if successful, the deal would lead to the creation of a telecommunications company with more than 90 million subscribers. >>> europe's financial leaders keep hearing others talk act their problems with debt. they're eager to turn the attention away from themselves. members of the international monetary fund and the world bank are discussing g
. the u.s. media has been looking at the political ramifications. the presidential election is just a week away and the candidates' response to the storm could affect the outcome. "the washington post" says sandy gave president barack obama the chance to show his ability as commander in chief. but it also said any missteps or move that appears politically motivated could cost him. "the post" says the disaster has put romney in a difficult position. one article says he faces the almost impossible task for defining himself in a story that has gripped the nation. romney's critics have pounced on a comment he made about the federal emergency management agency. he said the agency should be eliminated and its functions handled at state levels. the "new york times" said monday the disaster coordination is one of the federal government's most vital functions. romney reportedly failed to respond when asked on tuesday whether he has reconsidered his position. president obama would be speaking to crowd after crowd in swing states if it hadn't been for the storm. he has less than a week to convince un
, which they say would save another 4 million lives. mitsuko nishikawa, nhk world, tokyo. >>> u.s. vice president joe biden and his republican challenger congressman paul ryan clashed over a wide range of issues during their thursday debate. they included the direction of the country's economy as well as foreign policy. paul ryan attacked the obama administration on the economic front. >> we're heading in the wrong direction. 23 million americans are struggling for work today. 15% of americans are living in poverty today. this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery. and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> joe biden defended the president's record, saying the markets were in a free-fall when obama took office. he counterattacked by accusing mitt romney of holding hostage the middle class and not supporting the recovery. >> we knew we had the middle class. we immediately went out and rescued general motors. we cut taxes for the middle class. and in addition to that, when that occurred what did romney do? romney said no, let detro
. the projection is meaningful because it gives us a picture of what's likely to happen. >>> japan's two biggest cable television companies plan to integrate their businesses by autumn next year. the group called for tighter discipline and a row view on how american troops are educated on human rights. they also sought faster efforts to realine and downside efforts on u.s. bases in okinawa. >> the armed forces agreement is at least what the people hope for. i hope the government takes our voices into account. >> okinawa police say there's been 100 cases of rape or attempted rape between 1972 amend 2011. 1972 was when the prefecture converted over to japanese rule. massive protests follow the crime. after the latest incident, a rally is being planned for later this month in the city. the two suspects were stationed there. okinawa city officials are announces plans to -- they say they're expecting about 1,500 participants. >>> facebook executives announced they're in the red for the second straight quarter. business expansion costs have competed their projected growth. the social network's officia
, and they cut their forecasts yet again. nhk world's ron madison followed the talks for us at the tokyo international forum. >> reporter: we have spoken with a number of influential economists, and the general sense we're getting here is one of uncertainty. finance ministers, central bank governors and their colleagues from 188 member nations have all read and many have even written about the trouble spots, trouble spots that we've all been hearing about so much lately -- greece, italy, and spain. but they also see question marks elsewhere in europe and in the united states too if politicians there fail to agree on policies that promote growth. let me read one line from the report. it says the recovery has suffered new setbacks and uncertainty weighs heavily on the outlook. >> ron, that looks like a weighty forecast. what jumped out at you from those pages? >>. >> reporter: actually quite a weighty book, as well, i'm guessing about 230 pages here. the folks at the international monetary fund release this it outlook four times a year, but the wording in the last six months sounds more an
a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> translator: kim jong-un cares for us as workers. i can't tell you how thankful we are. i feel like i can relieve a whole day's stress by enjoying attractions here. >> it's not just rides but restaurants, too. north korean officials want the world to know their country is changing. this newly opened italian restaurant offers 11 different types of pizza. its popular with locals, and it's also attracting tourists. >> in the western media you don't see stuff like this, so it's really interesting. >> reporter: people in north korea are currently enjoying a traditional holiday period. they take time to honor their ancestors and relax. their leader is never far from their minds. >> translator: kim jong-un is devoting himself to run the country to better its people's lives. we're enjoying the holiday, praising kim jong-un and the workers party. >> reporter: the people we met make up a small percentage of the population. north korean authorities only allow foreign media to interact with those who are well-off. u.n. world food pro
warning that while we see gains from flows in the safe haven assets like u.s. and japanese bonds, we shouldn't be lulled into a false sense of security. what do you see as the biggest danger looming from this? >> well, i think that the biggest danger is that the government, the political actors decide to delay decisions. and i think that confidence is established on a firm ground when it's not. so, for example, in the united states, the message is be careful not to go over the fiscal cliff or to hit the debt ceiling, because that would be very detrimental to the economy and confidence. >> okay. we're still seeing a relatively strong growth in merging markets. how susceptible would you say are they, though, to the global downturn? >> well, they are. if something were to happen in the united states or if there were to be a further escalation of the crisis in the eu area, no one is immune. this is why a key policy message coming from our report is that these countries must keep their guard up and then preserve the policies in place that they have in case they have to use it later on. >>
pluripotent stem cells, or isp. they're capable of becoming specialized cells which can be used to create tissue for neurons and heart muscle. john b. gurdon was the first one to discover that it might contain all the information found in an organism in 1962. 40 years later, yamanaka confirmed and expanded on gurdon's thesis. professor yamanaka spoke about his nobel prize win at kyoto university. >> translator: i am very happy about receiving this prize. but at the same time, i feel a great sense of responsibility. ips is a new technology, and it has a lot of potential in the field of medicine and the development of new drugs. i want to continue this research. now that i have received this honor, i would like to -- or i feel i must contribute to society as soon as possible. >> professor yamanaka also said he's very honored to receive this coveted prize alongside john b. gurdon. >>> space exploration has entered the commercial era. a ship built by a u.s. company has blasted off with supplies for astronauts in orbit. the craft is taking over from the space shuttles and taking private enterp
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